The European People’s Party (“the EPP”) is committed to protecting your personal information and to respecting European legislation and its transposition into Belgian law on the matter. This document explains what information we collect and how we collect it.

The EPP respects an individual’s right to privacy and is committed to ensuring that people are treated fairly, in everything we do. This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) outlines the types of personal data we collect and use, and how we may disclose that information.

This Notice applies to all personal data collected and used by the EPP about the general public. This Notice also applies to campaigns we carry out through third party social media sites (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), which we may use to gather information about you. These sites should also have their own privacy policies that cover the information they capture about you.

After reading this Notice, if you have any further questions about how your personal data may be used, you can contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

Our Data Protection Statement

The EPP may use the information you’ve provided in order to contact you. By providing your data to us, you are consenting to our making contact with you in the future by email. You can always opt out of communications at any time by following the instructions on the DEARCITIZEN.EU UNSUBSCRIBE PAGE.

What we collect about you

The EPP will collect information about you in several ways when you visit our website so that we can provide you with more information about policies or campaigns that we think you might be interested in, and to respond to any questions sent via the DEARCITIZEN.EU website.

We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you sign a petition, send us an email or sign up to receive email updates, connect through social media, fill out a form or request information. Such information may include personal details, such as your name, address, e-mail address, country and phone number. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with leaving comments or other content or in sending an email or message to us. In addition, from time to time, we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, games, promotions, event registrations or other activities on the website.

How we use / share your information

We may use the information we collect from you for the following reasons:

  • To respond to your queries;  

  • To process your application to volunteer;

  • To send you confirmations, updates and alerts;

  • To notify you about important changes to our website;

  • To send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request, or which we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, issues, policies, events, resources, promotions, and contests;

  • To help you connect with other supporters and ambassadors;

  • To request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of the websites;

  • To respond to your emails, submissions, requests, questions and comments;

  • To notify and contact contest participants;

  • To canvass for political support;

  • To remind you to vote;

  • For any other purpose for which the information may have been collected

Information shared with third parties

It is our policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through our website with third parties, except with our Member Parties, under strict conditions and with respect to this Policy Notice.

How we protect your information online

We take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information in order to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.


When you visit our site, we will place a cookie on your machine. We may use cookies to help with the following:

  • The smooth operation of the website;

  • The gathering of the information you provide through the website;

  • The correct functioning of the sites to which you log in  

When you visit our site, you will be presented with a cookie notification pop-up. By clicking “I accept”, a permanent cookie will be placed on your machine. This cookie will remember your preference, and you will no longer be presented with a pop-up each time you visit our site.

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If you have any questions about this document, please contact the EPP at +32 2 2854140, or via


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